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Creamy Walnut Chicken Dinner. A super delicious comforting chicken dinner that looks, feels and tastes like a five star restaurant meal! Easy and Quick--you'll be surprised!

Creamy Walnut Chicken Dinner

Looking for an easy, yet special chicken dinner recipe? Try my creamy walnut chicken - delicious served over pasta, rice or cauliflower rice! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword chicken and pasta, chicken with walnut sauce, creamy walnut chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 526 kcal
Author Mahy

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 pieces chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/4 cup table cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. On medium-high heat, preheat a deep 9-inch skillet with the butter. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano on both sides. Start searing the chicken for about 5 minutes per side until slightly golden, but not cooked all the way through.
  2. Remove the chicken from the skillet and lower the heat to medium-low.

  3. Add the extra tablespoon of butter to the skillet along with the garlic and walnuts. Sauté the mixture for a minute and add in the herb, and sauté for another minute. Add in the stock and cream and bring the mixture to a boil by increasing the heat to medium-high.

  4. Place the sauce in a blender or in a deep bowl and use an immersion blender to blend the sauce till smooth. Tate for seasoning and add in some salt and pepper to your taste.
  5. Place the sauce back to the same skillet and then add the chicken back.
  6. Keep the heat at medium-low and allow the chicken to cook through in the sauce for 8-10 minutes gently simmering.

  7. If the sauce is too thick, add some stock to thin it out. If the sauce is too run for your taste, allow it to boil for an extra 3-5 minutes until it thickens further.
  8. Serve the creamy walnut chicken dinner over some boiled pasta and enjoy! :)

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Walnut Chicken Dinner
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 526 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 727mg32%
Potassium 269mg8%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1270IU25%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.